Digital marketing agency Precis Digital has introduced a paid Mental Health Day for its 510 employees, along with a range of other mental health initiatives.
Employees can take any day of their choice as a Mental Health Day during the month of June. The day is designed to offer a paid day off to enable staff to disconnect from work and focus on activities that support mental wellbeing.
Other new mental health initiatives for June include meditation sessions for all Precis employees every Friday, weekly mental health challenges, training sessions for teams to set healthy boundaries and improve communication and meeting practices, and the opportunity for staff to engage in mental health-themed one-on-one conversations with their managers.
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Precis will also host panel discussions to allow employees to learn about the personal mental health challenges and successes of senior managers and their thoughts on workplace mental health. It will also host guest speakers to discuss meditation, a mindful approach to stress, mental health, and illnesses, and provide practical strategies and tools to manage uncertainty, navigate change, and establish a work structure that promotes better work-life balance.
Natalie Ljungwaldh Kim, people project manager at Precis Digital, said: “As a business, we hold ourselves accountable to the commitment of creating a world-class workplace where both high performance and wellbeing are equally prioritised.
“By dedicating a full month to intense focus on mental health and wellbeing, we have created a forum where vulnerability and openness are expressed by managers, through activities and guest lectures. Supported by our culture and the ongoing measures we take to support mental health throughout the year, this approach has proven to be an effective way to break down the boundaries that inevitably exist when it comes to fostering a culture of mental wellbeing.”